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The wine industry is an exciting, dynamic and highly-competitive business, where management skills are at a premium. The programme aims to equip graduates for careers in the wine industry, from vineyard management to wine retailing. An important objective of the programme is to develop a broad awareness of business thinking, encouraging students to be highly-adaptable, open-minded and creative in their approach to business problems. Who is the programme for? This programme will meet the needs of recent graduates with at least two years of work experience people working in the wine industry who wish to further their managerial career prospects, and those seeking a career change. It is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds and diverse disciplines who want to enhance their career prospects in the wine industry but also, due to the broad nature of the programme, in general business management. The programme is well-suited to overseas as well as UK students. A wide range of nationalities brings a breadth of experience to this highly distinctive programme. Most students study for the MBA full-time, completing it in 15 months. It is possible to study the programme part-time over two, three or four years. Participants choose the pattern, in consultation with the Programme Manager, which suits them best. How is the programme organised? The taught programme is made up of eight modules. Five core modules are delivered jointly with other business management programmes. The focus modules are specific to the wine industry and give the programme its distinctive flavour. Students who can provide academic evidence of having studied the contents of a particular module, i.e. a degree in that subject, may, with guidance from the Programme Manager and subject to timetable availability, substitute up to two modules with other postgraduate or third year undergraduate subjects. What is the learning style? The emphasis is strongly vocational with theoretical material applied to real-world situations. These are supported by case studies, visits, workshops, and the College's network of senior level business contacts. Assessment Assessment varies between modules with case study analysis, reports, seminars and written examinations being used. Eight modules constitute the taught part of the programme, with the dissertation completing the MBA Entry requirements The normal minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at upper second level, or an HND award with a Distinction profile, plus a minimum of two years' post-graduation work experience. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to complete pre-course study in order to secure a minimum basic knowledge of wine. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust's Intermediate or Advanced Certificate is recommended (details available from http:www.wset.co.uk). Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Programme Manager. For students whose first language is not English, the College will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5. Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, are advised to contact Admissions to discuss the suitability of their award for entry to their preferred programme of study.

The wine industry is an exciting, dynamic and highly-competitive business, where management skills are at a premium. The programme aims to equip graduates for careers in the wine industry, from vineyard management to wine retailing. An important objective of the programme is to develop a broad awareness of business thinking, encouraging students to be highly-adaptable, open-minded and creative in...

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